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Homelifearts-and-entertainmentNew movies out this week: Nov 23-29

New movies out this week: Nov 23-29

New Thai titles that hit Thai cinemas for your viewing pleasure.

Wish

Directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn.

Who’s in it?

The voices of Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine and Alan Tudyk.

What’s it about?

Wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.

Why watch it?

This film is dedicated to Burny Mattinson, a Disney legend who died on Feb 27, 2023, and has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios for more than 70 years.


Kimi wa houkago insomnia (Insomniacs After School)

Directed by Chihiro Ikeda.

Who’s in it?

The voices of Nana Mori, Megumi and Masato Hagiwara.

What’s it about?

Two sleepless teenagers find kinship as they escape to their school’s astronomy observatory. Unable to sleep at night, Ganta Nakami is cranky in class and unpopular with his classmates. Nakami discovers that the observatory, once used by the defunct astronomy club, may be the perfect place for a nap but he’s not alone. Nakami and his new friend Isaki Magari find comfort in each other while coping with insomnia. No one goes near the astronomy tower due to dark rumours about the fate of the last astronomy club members. Nakami and his classmate Magari decide it’s their insomniacs’ sanctuary. Unfortunately, the school faculty can’t allow the unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club.

Why watch it?

The manga is set in Nanao City, Japan, and the film crew managed to film in Nanao for a month.


Lublae Khamchanod

Directed by Pidossada Songklod.

Who’s in it?

Tanakorn Siangploen, Jittacoop Sunthornsilchai and Phimsarawadee Chan-In.

What’s it about?

A film that shows the power of love and the differences between the human and Naga species, the power of Muang Bang Dung, which is in Udon Thani.

Why watch it?

For a good cause, one baht from every movie ticket sales of this movie is being donated towards the education of socially disadvantaged children throughout the country.


Arnon pen nakrian tuayang (Arnold Is A Model Student)

Directed by Sorayos Prapapan.

Who’s in it?

Korndanai Marc Dautzenberg, Siriboon Naddhabhan and Winyu Wongsurawat.

What’s it about?

Arnold is a brilliant student living alone in Bangkok. His school is one of the best in the country where bribing is commonplaced. One day, he meets Bee a young delinquent helping people cheat on their entrance exams in exchange for huge amounts of money. Bee asks him for help, promising him easy and quick money. Sceptical in the beginning, Arnold joins him and discovers the world of corruption in Thailand.

Why watch it?

The film offers a critical point of view of Thailand’s authoritarian society.


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